Friday, July 20, 2018

Favorites | Conquering Fears

Linking up with Erika, Narci & Andrea for...

Happy Friday!
I can't start today without saying Happy Shopping as well!
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is live to the public today and there are some good things people!
Head here and here to see my picks for this year.
If you missed it on my instastories last night, I shared that I have placed 3 orders since last Thursday but only received part of my first order so far :(
Fingers crossed I get the rest soon before it sells out!
Good luck ladies!

I recapped our weekend fun on Wednesday this week because you's summer ;)
It was filled with favorites for each one of us!
Example....I enjoyed my favorite Lake Erie Perch!

Someone started swim lessons this week and it has quickly turned into his favorite thing to do!

It was only about 3 weeks ago that he started holding his breath under water for a few seconds.
Then about a week later he tried it without a floaty on.
This week he started with no floaty and holding his breath longer, but still skeptical of the deep end.

After one day that changed and he started doing this...

 Beyond proud of X this week!

Tuesday night I enjoyed a much needed girls night out with some of my favorite people!
Of course I had to take a selfie on the way there because working from home means I haven't done my hair and make up in quite awhile!

The evening went way too fast, but either way it was so nice to get some quality time with these ladies :) 

The birthday girl :)

Since X did so well at swim lessons this week, we rewarded him with a treat.
He of course picked a new game for his Switch.
RBI18 because his favorite player is on the cover.....
The Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor!!!

And then my favorite Muscle Man ;) and I enjoyed a nice walk outside last night before calling it a day.

And that is it for the week!
I hope you all had a great week and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Weekend Recap Wednesday

Miss me?
I have been averaging 2-3 blogging days a week this summer, and you know what?
I am totally OK with that!
Sometimes you need to take a break and recharge :)

I did actually post over the weekend some more favorites from the #NSALE.
You can check that out here!

Now let's back up and recap our water filled weekend!
We joined some friends on Friday for an afternoon at a local splash pad and park.
It was small, but that meant there wasn't a lot of people :)

While the splash pad was nice to cool off, all the kiddos really enjoyed playing on the playground more than anything!

We grabbed some ice cream before heading home to rest for a bit.
Then we were off to our end of the season T-ball party!
This is the only picture I took!
The kids ran around, swam for a bit, and then we gave them their trophies and photo books before calling it a night.
We grabbed a late dinner at Cracker Barrel and then called it a day!

Have you heard of the largest rubber duck before?
It may sound strange, but my husband has followed it for years!
I am talking before X was even born!
It has been all over the world.
So, when I saw that it was going to be an hour and a half away I knew we had to go!
We headed up to Lake Erie for a late lunch/early dinner --- Lake Erie Perch is the best!

And then it was time to see the 65 foot tall rubber duck!!

Of course we had to pick up a couple souvenirs before heading back home ;)

I can't believe I am about to admit this, but on Sunday morning I watched soccer on TV :/
I actually watched the entire game!!!
It was interesting to learn a little more about the game, but I still don't care for it.

Right before the game I saw this and I couldn't help but laugh!

And just like that it was Sunday night and we were prepping for a week of swim lessons, Nordstrom package arrivals, and fun with friends!

Hope you are all having a great week!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Staples & More! #NSALE

Let's get right to it!
I scanned the Nordstrom site for what I thought were some great pieces.
Remember I am pretty cheap, so I only looked for items $100 or less for this post.

 I snagged a similar jacket to this in previous years, so that is the only reason I am not ordering this one.
I love the black with gold option, but it is available in 2 other colors.
And the best part is that the hood is removable!

 This faux suede moto jacket looks super soft & stylish!

 This jacket may not be for everyone, but it is so stinkin' cute to me!
It is currently in my cart waiting for me to hit submit order ;)

 I just recently became a cardigan fan, and this one and the one below look like great staple sweaters to add to any wardrobe.
Leith Cocoon Sweater - I can't find it, so it must be sold out :(

I placed an order for this Leith sweater on Friday morning since it was already in my cart.
I have a feeling I will be getting a notice that this order can't be fulfilled :(

And this nubby cardigan looks super cozy!

These next two pullover sweaters could easily be worn with dress pants for work or jeans/leggings for hanging out.

Caslon V-Back Sweater

 While I am not in mini skirt shape, someone else may be.
If that is you, get this black denim skirt!!!!

I have heard great things about the Wit & Wisdom brand!

These jeans are in my cart right now.
Wit & Wisdom Jeans

One thing I am trying to add to my wardrobe is workout clothing.
I have very little of it despite working out all the time.

I need to change that!

And Zella leggings get rave reviews, so these have made their way to my cart as well :)
Zella Live In Leggings

Zella Jogger Pants

Zella Live In Leggings


 I am not big on jewelry, but I do like simple classic pieces.
This necklace and the earrings below would go with so many things!

And I am such a sucker for monogram items!
These bags would be super cute for friends, moms, grandmothers, etc.
Jute Tote
All Cathy's Concepts Items

This watch = All the heart eye emoji's!!!!
MVMT Watch

 Everyone, and I mean everyone, needs a leopard print scarf in their lives!
It can be worn with so many things!
BP Scarf

I am typically not a flats person, but these rust studded mules might just get me! 

 The little athlete I am raising loves to look the part, and all of these pants fit the bill!

Tucker + Tate Joggers

Hoodies are X's go to jacket in the Fall and Spring,

and living in Ohio you must have a puffer in the Winter!

The North Face Jacket

Tucker + Tate Hoodie

Tucker + Tate Puffer

Tucker + Tate Hoodie

Under Armour Pullover

And my boy loves a good graphic tee!
Under Armour Tee

Under Armour Tee

Nike Tee - I can't find it online - must be sold out :(

And that is my round up for today!
Have you been scoring some good deals?
I would love to hear what you are ordering or looking for!

To see the items I ordered on Thursday click here :)